project "plateau" / by Ed Morris

My photography is sometimes connected or maybe inspired by music, and this is indeed the case with projects “plateau” and “valley”. These two pieces of music, full of ambient textures and rich in colour can be found on the album “Orbus Terrarum” by The Orb. “Plateau” is my interpretation of an upland region known as the Gwrhyd, set high above the north-western slopes of the Upper Swansea Valley. It is a remote, sparsely populated area with isolated farms, an old chapel, ancient stone walls, solitary trees and of course the odd sheep. The weather here can change almost without warning and the narrow single-track road can become awash with surface water. There are no views into surrounding valleys from the Gwrhyd, rather the views are far reaching across valley tops in all directions, the Black Mountain at the western end of the Brecons Beacons being the backdrop to the north.

(below: the view looking north to the Black Mountain from the Gwrhyd)